Sarakiniko beach

Welcome to Aloni, a unique house carved in the rock of Milos
Live close to nature, fill up with sea!

Aloni Sea-Garden Aloni Front View Aloni Main Bedroom Aloni Katogas Aloni Outdoor Dining area Aloni Sea-Garden at sunset

Aloni.the House

Aloni View

Aloni is an old farmhouse which has been used for more than two centuries as a dwelling of the farmers cultivating the fertile land of Phylakopi in Milos.

Consistent with its long history it was renovated with eco-friendly materials preserving the original structure and shape of the building and with the utmost respect to the environment.

Aloni.the Garden

Aloni Garden

Half of the house being carved in the rock of a small hill while the other half was built of Melian stones, it occupies an area of 100 m2 in a land of 4000 m2.

The sea-garden lies at the most beau-
tiful part of the property facing west to the sea (100m). Green and colorful, it is an ideal place to marvel at beautiful red and orange colored sunrises or sunsets.

Phylakopi.the area

Ancient city of Phylakopi

The area of Phylakopi is a fertile small valley at the northern part of Milos where various prehistoric cities repeatedly flourished between 3000 and 1000 BC.

They became famous commercial centers of the then precious obsidian which was traded to the islands of the Aegean, Crete, Continental Greece and Asia Minor.

Mytakas beach

the house

Main bedroom

Aloni Bedroom

The house (100 m2) has three main rooms allocated on a single storey with slight elevations and is only rented as a whole. Three independent entrance doors offer autonomy to guests.

The main bedroom (18 m2) has a double bed built of stone and provides direct access to the main bathroom. Both Its outdoors sitting area and its window offer view to the adjoining big garden with very old trees.

Sala & Nest

Aloni Sala

The sala (21 m2), originally a gathering room, consists of a big room with a twin bed and a single, stone-built bed.

A smaller area on the left end of sala is arranged as a fully functional, equipped kitchenette. The stone chimney of an old oven brings air and light inside.

Sala communicates with the master bedroom through a smaller room, the nest (6 m2) which carries a single bed.

Katogas

Aloni Katogas

Katogas is four steps below the sala. Originally established in a closed cave, it served as a wine cellar and a food storage area.
Today it is transformed into a sitting area/bedroom (20 m2) with a bell shaped twin bed, a single, stone-
built bed and an adjacent bathroom.
A rooftop glass contributes bright sunlight in the room whereas a door leading to the sea-garden allows for fresh air and outdoors view.

Sea-garden

Aloni Garden

The sea-garden, planted with colorful shrubs and native cedar trees, is an ideal place to marvel at beautiful red and orange colored sunrises and sunsets while watching the sea (100 m).

Its main sitting area is originally designed in the round shape of a traditional threshing floor (Grk. Aloni) from which the house derives its name.

The shaded dining area, ideal for breakfast or a romantic dinner, is furnished with a big table and an EXS Vario Campingaz BBQ.

Outdoor facilities

Aloni WC

Built the traditional way, a few steps off the main entrance, the additional outdoors WC with a shower, is accessible to all guests and it is ideal for a refreshing shower after the beach.

Plenty of parking spots are close-by. The main parking space is above Aloni, on top of the hill, in a private area in between our house and the family chapel.

Characteristic of the house, just below it, is a big natural cave with a well preserved wood oven. The farmers used it in the past to accommodate the livestock.

Indoor facilities

Aloni Kitchen
  • A/C in Bedroom and Sala
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
    (fridge, electric countertop cooker with oven, utensils, tableware for 9 persons, coffeemaker, espresso maker, Illy espresso machine, kettle, toaster, towels, iron & board)
  • Local and homemade welcome treats
  • Soft drinks, pantry items
  • Bathrooms (2) both with shower
  • Bath towels, Hair dryer, Amenities
  • Cleaning service every three days
Adamas Sunset

Availability

Open: April 1 - October 31

Sarakiniko beach

Milos Tour

Milos is the westernmost island of the Cyclades in the Aegean sea, famous for the classical statue of Venus (Aphrodite), its numerous startling beaches and unique rock formations. Its area is estimated at 151 km2 while its coastline reaches 125 km. The eastern part is fairly flat and easy to cross while the western is more rough with the highest point of the island being the Mount of Prophet Elias at 751 m. The island is of volcanic origin which attributes to its scenic natural beauty and agricultural products of excellent quality.

The area of Phylakopi is a fertile small valley at the northern part of the island where various prehistoric cities repeatedly flourished between 3000 and 1000 BC. The area is peaceful with many cultivated fields and groves with very old trees while scattered around lie its few other houses. You will certainly grasp the essence of country living here.

Note: Click on photos to enlarge

Pollonia: the nearest village

Pollonia, the main beach and the village

Phylakopi has no facilities but in 2.5 km is the picturesque small port of Pollonia with very good restaurants and coffee-shops by the sea. You will also find bakeries, super-markets, drugstore, car rentals and almost everything else you might need for your vacation. Bigger towns provide all the essentials.

Pollonia is a colorful tourist village, the second port of the island and main transit point to the island of Kimolos. It is a small gulf on the NE part of the island with a big sandy beach covered with Tamarix trees and a children playground. A more quiet, also sandy beach with a beach-bar is located to the east of the village. Both beaches are children friendly.

Adamas, the port

Adamas, the marina

Adamas (Greek for diamond) is the main port of Milos, one of the biggest naturally formed gulfs across the Mediterranean, originally inhabited in the 19th century. Today, it is the biggest center of activity with commercial stores, boutiques, restaurants, coffee bars and nightlife. Also banks, supermarkets, drugstore, Greek and international newsstand, the bus and taxi terminals and a gas station.

Adamas is favored for its two easily accessible, sandy and almost always calm beaches: Lagada beach and Papikinou beach which is very long. Both have quite spots and more crowded parts with sunbeds and umbrellas.

Milos airport is situated 4.5 km to the south-east of the port and 10.4 km away from Phylakopi. Adamas is 9 km away from Phylakopi.

Plaka, the capital & Kastro

Plaka and Kastro on the back

Plaka (in Greek a flat region) is the capital of Milos still retaining its traditional Cycladic style with many old beautiful mansions and listed buildings. The visitor can get lost among the numerous paved, picturesque alleys built during the 18th century in the form of labyrinth for protection against pirate attacks. A stroll to its small boutiques, cafès and restaurants scattered among the alleys makes life more vibrant!

"Marmara", the wide balcony of the big church of Lady Korfiatissa at the very center of Plaka, offers an amazing view to the entry of the harbor especially at sunset. Another excellent site to enjoy a scenic, romantic sunset is the top of the Kastro, a Venetian fortification, at a steep hill 280m high, with beautiful unhindered view of the island from high above. For a trip to the past don't miss these interesting museums: the "Folk and History museum" and the "Archeological museum". (Plaka is 11 km away away from Phylakopi)

From Plaka you may also visit the nearby traditional village of Trypiti with the Catacombs, the ancient city of Klima and the contemporary village of Klima with the quaint, vibrantly colored dwellings called "syrmata" .

Beaches

Alogomandra with its impressive cave

Milos is proud of having more than 72 beaches! Some of the nicest ones are very close to Aloni. You may enjoy long walks around the area. One of the most exciting and easy to follow hiking routes starts at Phylakopi crosses almost all northern beaches and ends either at Sarakiniko or even futher at Mandrakia, a village with beaches and colorful "syrmata". If you have your own transportation means you may easily visit all interesting spots of Milos within 15-20 minutes.

Some of the closest beaches are: Kapros (1 km) a sandy beach with unique scenery, Papafragas (0.9 km): a stunning cave embracing a small sandy beach, Pachena (1.5 km): long sandy beach with many coves, Agios Konstantinos (3.5 km) and next to it Alogomandra which is a sandy beach with an impressive cave, Mytakas (4.5 km): a big sandy beach with a beach bar, Sarakiniko (7 km): a unique lunar like coastal area with a small sandy cove and many flat rocks to sunbathe!

Activities

Sailing to Kleftiko

Boat tours around the island is a big attraction you should not miss. Kleftiko is the top sailing destination: one of the most impressive sceneries of Milos. A bay surrounded by a cluster of white tiny, rocky islets that block the entrance and make it invisible by sea used to be a pirates shelter. Magnificent view, a cute small beach, crystal clear waters and many caves to explore.

Other interesting activities you may join: Sailing, Diving, Snorkeling, Sea kayaking, Wind surfing, Water tubing, Water skiing, Jet skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Eco Tourism, Geo Walks, Wine tasting & Winery Tour, Yoga or Cooking classes.

Site background photos in order shown: Sarakiniko, Mytakas, Pachena, Adamas at Sunset, Sarakiniko, Kapros
Photography by: Mady Lykeridou-Veleta, Dimitris Tsirigotis, Emanuele Maracci, Corallia Drounga

Kapros beach

Contact us

Aloni is only available as a whole house!

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Aloni Cave House
Phylakopi, Milos
tel. +30 6944 725953
Host: Corallia Drounga

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Distances

Villages
Pollonia 2.5 km | Adamas 9 km (port) | Triovassalos 9 km (commercial center) | Plaka 11 km (capital)
Ports
Adamas 9 km (main port) | Airport 11 km |
Pollonia 2.5 km (port to Kimolos)
Nearest Beaches
Papafragas 0.9 km | Kapros 1 km | Pachena 1.5 km |
Ag. Konstantinos 2.5 km | Mytakas 3 km | Sarakiniko 7 km
Archaeological Sites
Ancient city of Phylakopi 0.8 km
Ancient city of Klima 12 km